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Nae's Reality and being honest with myself

Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31,2010 272
March 31,2011 260
March 31,2012 263
March 31,2013 270
March 31,2014 255

This is a snap shot of the numbers that have been my last 5 years of weight each March 31st.

I found SparkPeople in 2010. I was trying to find a way to get my weight under control and get healthier. I was dealing with lose of my favorite aunt to complications of diabetes, strokes, hypertension etc. You see... my mom's family carries about 30-50 pounds of extra weight on average and my dad's family are morbidly obese. Only 2 out of 9 of the siblings are not in excess of 150 pounds over weight. As you can see, I struggle with losing and keep it off.

Even though I haven't achieved my goals yet. I have kept them in mind and worked on them off and on for the last several years. SP is a great blessing for me. I have lost journals and thrown away records, but SP has not been misplaced or forgotten about.

My plan is to see 158 on the scale before my 45th Birthday. I have lost 20 pounds this first quarter of the year and intend to slowly continue. I want it to be forever lost!! I am trying to truly embrace the SP way and make exercise a part of my daily life as well as stop the processed food train! I don't always succeed with my weight loss plans each week, but that is okay. I now know this.

I just keep practicing each day.

This is me at age 14. It is the only picture I have on my computer at ~155 pounds and 5`7". This is an example of what a loss of 100 pounds would be for me. ( Yes it is okay if you laugh at the dress) emoticon emoticon
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    You are not alone Many have the same problem Put one day we make it
    1481 days ago
    I know the feeling. I am good at losing weight, and not good at maintenance. Thank goodness for Sparkpeople!
    1481 days ago
    Well you know how to do it, Keep it up and you will be there.
    1481 days ago
    I also have an age goal... Ideal BMI by age 50, which is fast approaching.

    We have to stick to this plan THIS time. See, my daughter is away in college and I often wonder if later on in life she'll struggle with her weight because of what I did or didn't do while she was living at home.

    WE have to be a good example to break this pattern. Good luck in your journey. We can do this with SP.

    Carolina M. emoticon
    1482 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/31/2014 10:18:04 PM
    No laughing. How pretty. You are going in the right direction ...keep Sparkin'!!
    1482 days ago
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